Thursday, November 5, 2009

All the fuss...

What's with all the fuss? Worrying, worrying, and more worrying....WHY? Seems super silly to me sometimes. We worry about everything! Swine flu, regular flu, the economy, the government, our neighbors tree hanging over our fence, having security for our future, and so on. Now, don't get me wrong, some things are valid concerns. But we take valid concerns and turn them into monumental headaches that keep us up at night!

Ya'll, God's got this! Promise! Don't stress yourself out to the point of sickness over it. Not much is worth that! Who needs the swine flu when you make yourself sick with worry? Trust me, God gave us a killer immune system. And the economy: Um, He's taken care of several bad ones before. And the government: all are under HIS authority. Period. Neighbor's trees: it's not YOUR yard, or YOUR fence, or THEIR tree for that matter! And the future? He's got a plan, he doesn't need our help!

So why don't we try an exercise? DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY! Sing it, I PROMISE it will make you smile!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The little things.

So i realize that I take a lot for granted. ESPECIALLY the little things. I go through my life and don't even notice things that SO many others around the world will never experience. Went to Cracker Barrel with my mom and we walked in and there was a huge fire in the ginormous fireplace. It was amazing. Here it is cold and rainy and I immediately get to warm myself by the fire. While sitting there I am on my Iphone just checking up on the world. Convenient. Then I enjoy a heavenly meal of delicious veges and a piece of cake.

All this happened AFTER I had an appointment with the life insurance lady to protect my family if I died. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. Andy could afford to pay off the house, send the kids to college and pay for a nanny if I died. How many children would just go hungry if their mommy died?

I am never rained on (unless I choose to be.)
I can eat whenever I feel like it.
I sleep at least 8 hours every night.
In a bed that is borderline sinfully comfortable.
I have a husband to protect and provide for me.
Both of my kids go to school for free.

I never remember all the little things. They tend to go unnoticed. Why? Nothing should go unnoticed! I should be thankful for it all! And I am! But I don't act like it sometimes...I am bothered or annoyed. The pantry needs cleaning out and to be reorganized. That means we have EXTRA food! Cleaning the shower, laundry, car maintenance, the list goes on. Abba, help me be thankful for the little things. To remember you are in all the little things, and to never take them for granted.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Canton: The NEW city of angels.

So my sister requested that I revive my blog. Girl, you got it! Too much has happened over the past few months for a quick overview so I will probably just address it slowly over time. But my first order of business is a list. God has blessed me and Andy as of late in an unbelievable way. Generosity is flowing from all directions. God is using so many people around us to shower us with HIS love. So knowing that He gets all the glory from this, I DO want to call out all of these amazing people so that they know that I (and Andy) love and appreciate them! My angel list.

1. Amanda. You, my dear, will require an entire blog just to cover what all you have done for us. (and that will come later!) But in short, you did not only give us your only possession, (your car) but the freedom to be out of car debt. What a huge burden lifted! Thank you forever for that and for the inspiration that you give me follow after God recklessly and selflessly.

2. Mom. Again, another blog! For now, you are ALWAYS there for me helping us whenever we could possible need it. Working with Peyton, letting Eli come over, Wednesdays, Sunday mornings, too many to list. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I love you.

3. Keenan. Thank you for not giving up on me or just letting ME give up. For giving me an opportunity that I would not have had otherwise. Thank you for caring about me and my family! I will always appreciate you and your willingness to give me this chance. You are a GREAT boss and friend!

4. Monica. You have only been in our lives for a minute! But you have already had such an impact! From clothes for Peyton to anonymous donations for the kids testing, and advice and encouragement! Just knowing someone who is going through what we are going through means more than you know!

5. Natalie. My children would NOT be who they are without you. Period. You helped me and Andy out of a dark time with the kids and for that, I will be forever thankful!

6. Tara. Who else would send me this text: "Do something silly right now and tell me what it was!" You keep me sane and joyful. And I need that more than you know! Thank you for being my best friend! SO glad you are home.

I have been blessed in so many ways, and thank you all for all you have done for me and my family. Thank you Abba, for caring about me enough to surround me with SO many of your angels. For their willingness, thoughtfulness, and selflessness. I pray that you use me in their lives as you have used them in mine. I am forever thankful to you father!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It is finally here.

SO today is the day that I have been waiting for for 11 months. Josh and Tara come home. I am literally leaving in less than an hour to go pick them up from the airport. I can't wait, and am so excited. Will post more later, just wanted to update. LOVE YOU ALL!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Why are some things so HARD?

So. Time management. To manage your time. You know, I was thinking about this the other night laying in bed. We have 24 hours in a day. We give 8 (most of the time) to sleeping. That leaves us with 16 hours. Okay, say we give another 8 to work. That leaves us with 8 hours. Now let's be really specific and say that we watch our favorite shows on TV that night and take away another 2. That leaves us with 6 hours. WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE 6 HOURS?!?!

It blows my mind that I have 6 hours to do all of the random stuff to do. It sure as heck doesn't seem like that much. It feels like I have one hour to accomplish everything I need to. For example: gym, chiropractic's office, breakfast, shower, dinner, time with the family, hobbies, and such. If i have 6 hours every day to get all of those different things done, THEN HOW COME I CAN'T?!? What's sad is that i already took out the time for TV. So really, if I cut TV out, then I would have 8 hours. Geeez.

So that brings us back to time management. It is difficult and most of the time I suck at it. But I am working on it and hope to get better over the course of 2009. Who knows....maybe by the end of the year I will be so good at it, I could write a book. Although, knowing me, I probably wouldn't be able to find the time!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Possibilities are endless.

Wow. 2009. It's crazy to think about how time goes so fast! My husband is right, it is the ONE thing that we have no control over. It never changes and is always the same.

I am not going to lie. Despite the fact that a really important person in my life is going to be absent this year (physically), I am really excited about what 2009 is going to bring! Other than Tara being gone in 2009 (you bloodsucker :) I know that this year is going to be completely and entirely awesome. I have a husband that is more than I could have ever wished for. My sister comes home in Feb. I have an awesome job that I love. My kids are doing so amazing and learning and growing more than I could have ever asked for. I have an incredible small group. My family is supportive and totally rocks. God is finally revealing to me his purpose and plan for me, so this year is the first year of the rest of my life. He is allowing me to finally see it, and while it is a little overwhelming, it is extraordinary. I will reveal small parts slowly, so you all don't laugh at me. I do need your prayers though. Cause if anything that I have seen happens, it will all be God. Cause HE knows that I lack motivation, determination, and the discipline to follow through and make it real. I will say, that it starts with my job and my scarves/skinnies. And colors. Yes, definitely colors.

Let's just say that 2009 will be a year to shine my God colors. :)